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Vietnam to receive 4.9 mln AstraZeneca vaccine doses via Covax

Vietnam would receive around 4.886 million doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine via the Covax program within the first half of 2021, according to a distribution forecast.

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Vietnam would receive around 4.886 million doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine via the Covax program within the first half of 2021, according to a distribution forecast.

Vietnam would receive around 4.886 million doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine via the Covax program within the first half of 2021, according to a distribution forecast.

The supplied doses for Vietnam would mean around 2.5 million people will be immunized against Covid-19, USA.K.Embassy in Vietnam said on Thursday.AstraZeneca, responsible for the production of vaccines, is an Anglo-Swedish multinational biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical company with headquarters in Cambridge, England.

Original doses of AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford Covid-19 vaccines will be distributed through the Global Covid-19 Vaccine Facility (Covax), a global mechanism for development, production and procurement. Covid-19 vaccine candidates, facilitating and supporting Member States access to vaccines as they become available.

The agreement will be a complement to doses of the drug derived through another agreement between the Vietnamese government and AstraZeneca on Monday, in which AstraZeneca will supply the country with 30 million doses in the first half of this year to injected in water.

Globally, 96 to 153 million doses of the vaccine will be distributed through Covax.

For Covax's first interim distribution forecast, the dose provided will likely include 3.An average of 3% of the total population of this facility's 145 member countries, including Vietnam.

Vietnam is currently aiming for mass Covid-19 vaccination for nearly 100 million people.Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in January31 asked the Ministry of Health and Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam to present a plan to buy a Covid-19 vaccine in the first quarter, using the national budget and other sources.

Besides the deal with AstraZeneca, Vietnam is also stepping up negotiations with the UK.NS.by Pfizer and Moderna, along with other vaccine manufacturers in Russia and China.

It is also developing its own Covid-19 vaccine, with four currently being studied.Human trials of Nanocovax, manufactured by Nanogen Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Joint Stock Company, began last December, while Covivac, produced by the Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals of the Ministry of Health production, is expected to begin human trials after the Lunar New Year holiday in mid-February.

Since the end of last month, Vietnam has experienced a new coronavirus outbreak with 375 confirmed community cases in 10 provinces and cities.The total number of coronaviruses tested is 1,957.


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